2012 Western Blind Rehabilitation Staff Photograph View large photo
The Western Blind Rehabilitation Center (WBRC) is a 27-bed residential facility located at the Menlo Park Division of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Approximately two hundred men and women of all ages participate in the program each year. More than three quarters have usable vision for which specialized treatment is provided. Adjusting to and managing visual impairment is the major objective of the program.
In 2014, CARF International awarded the WBRC a 3-year accreditation for comprehensive blind rehabilitation services, for the fifth consecutive survey. This is the highest level of certification that can be awarded to an organization. The WBRC is committed to continually enhancing the quality of programs to ensure service delivery excellence.
WBRC Mission Statement:
The Western Blind Rehabilitation Center serves Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers with vision impairment through a comprehensive evidence-based rehabilitation program that promotes independence and community reintegration through excellence in clinical care, education, and research as integral components of the Blind Rehabilitation Services Continuum of Care.
WBRC Vision Statement:
The Western Blind Rehabilitation Center will be an internationally recognized leader in comprehensive vision rehabilitation services by developing and implementing individualized treatment programs; education and research will address the evolving needs of all stakeholders.
Scope of Service FY 2014